Senior Communications Officer

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
06 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
06 Mar 2021
Ref
19191
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS OFFICEROffice of the Vice President for Finance (VPF), to lead the implementation of communications projects and programs that support VPF’s goals and objectives. Will serve as communications strategist responsible for executing projects and initiatives; create, edit, and produce high-caliber print and electronic communications materials and presentations; write and edit content; create graphics and design for use across the spectrum of VPF communications projects; maintain and update the VPF website and co-lead the development and production of newsletters, reports, and other communications materials; serve as a thought partner to VPF senior leadership; and join VPF project teams to develop communications’ strategies (editorial and design) for the rollout of significant financial systems/service changes to the MIT community; support efforts to develop and refine VPF’s identity and brand; collaborate on training materials and courses; and handle other duties/projects as assigned. 

A full description is available at https://vpf.mit.edu/about-vpf/jobs-at-vpf

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor's degree in related field; at least seven years’ journalism, communications, and/or public relations experience; excellent writing, editing, and graphic design skills; ability to write in different voices and for different audiences; high-level proficiency with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel), MailChimp, Adobe Creative Suite, and Drupal and ability to learn new platforms; ability to translate complex concepts into precise and intuitive communications, remain well-organized, and manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines; knowledge of design and layout software; adaptability, flexibility, and ability to reprioritize workload; strong interpersonal and active listening skills; demonstrated ability to build positive relationships with key constituents within VPF and in the broader MIT community; and good judgment, tact, and diplomacy with sensitive matters and confidential material.  Master’s degree preferred.  Job #19191-9

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